Category Archives: History – Ohio

Erie Maritime Museum

The Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pa., is home to the reconstructed brig Niagara, famous for Commodore O.H. Perry’s defeat of the British near present-day Sandusky in the War of 1812. The museum has two floors of displays of lake … Continue reading

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Feast of the Hunter’s Moon

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Mustill Store Museum

      Long ago  I worked in a warehouse in Akron, and one day a coworker told me the Ohio and Erie Canal ran just nearby, just down the hill. “Why did you wait this long to tell me?” … Continue reading

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Mother Bickerdyke: “She outranks me.”

Published in The Alliance Review Feb. 10, 2009 The Civil War’s nearly forgotten nurse addressed attendees of Rodman Public Library’s Uncivil War program Monday evening, the first of three sessions during Black History Month. Washington Township resident Carolyn Caskey regularly … Continue reading

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Susannah Grimes Hilton

Carolyn Caskey, of Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio, portrayed WT resident Susannah Grimes Hilton, wife of Samuel Hilton, last week for the Beechwood Pioneers, the senior citizens group of Beechwood United Methodist Church. Susannah lived during the Civil War and … Continue reading

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Anthony Gibbs as John Parker

Photo of Anthony Gibbs provided by Zoar Community Association. Underground Railroad conductor John Parker, who lived in Ripley and helped many escaping slaves find freedom, came to life Friday, Sept. 18, in Zoar in the person of Anthony Gibbs, who … Continue reading

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Underground Railroad Conductor John Parker

“These were the days of passion and battle which turned father against son, and neighbor against neighbor.” — John Parker John Parker was born a slave in Virginia in 1827, the son of a slave woman and the plantation owner, … Continue reading

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